Essential Delhi sights -video

Essential Delhi sights -video

Last week I had the joy and honor to experience the Incredible India Road Show in Helsinki, Finland and update my knowledge about the travel destinations and other travel related issues concerning India.

After 13 years of blogging in Finnish and in English, especially about Goa, India and the Indian art and culture and Bollywood, I was happy to hear that there is a huge growth in India with tourist arrivals from Nordic countries.

It was told that travelling to India is becoming easier: There is now E-visa for 166 countries with 60 days validity and some single entries can be converted to double/triple entries and extending E-visa is also possible for various segments like tourist, medical and business.

And nowadays India has also got some tourist friendly initiatives like 24/7 toll free multilingual tourist helpline and India is also a Wi-Fi enabled tourist destination in railway stations and airports.

Delhi, being the capital of India, is one of its fastest growing cities and from Delhi you can get almost anywhere in India, by road, air and railways.

Delhi itself is divided into two, the new and the old Delhi, and you can see the remains of seven important capitals there, like Shahjahanabad and Qutub Minar, on which the modern day Delhi is built.

I have told about them many essential sights of Delhi for travellers here, but now, let me update the photos from 2007, back when the blogging speed was next to impossible and computer programs mostly incompatible with each other.

Here are the essential Delhi sights photographed during 2007-2014 in a shortvideo, do check it out:

 

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And did you know, that you can also read about them essential sights of Delhi in Finnish here and follow Indivue in Finnish as well?

The official Delhi Tourism site gives you all the information in English and maps you need when you travel to Delhi.

And last but not least – do check also them updated travel and art videos inspired by India!

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Delhitweets on Twitter (video)

Delhitweets on Twitter (video)

Artist travelled in Delhi, India, and this is what she tweeted –

chosen Delhitweets now in just one minute!

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Delhi traffic without a chaos (video preview)

Delhi traffic without a chaos (video preview)

Here’s a glimpse of Indian traffic in Delhi going smoothly during a rush hour.

After watching this video, more YouTube videos will follow. You might also be interested in other Indivue videos about India – they are authentic scenes with authentic sounds from all around India – find it in The Real India Short Cut

Read also the earlier Indivue article about The Best Sights in New Delhi and find it in Finnish here, with the title New Delhin parhaimmat nähtävyydet.

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Good Western movies which were shot in India

Good Western movies which were shot in India

Though I’m such a great fan of Hindi cinema, I need to tell you, that there are also some good movies made in West which were shot in India, totally or partially, and not all of them were made in Hollywood. Here’s a list of good western movies shot in India, with Indivue starreviews on many.

 

  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008), *****

One of the best movies is of course the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008) directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, with also Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan from Bollywood.

Now you can watch the movie and trailer in iTunes  Slumdog Millionaire – Danny Boyle and listen the beautiful soundtrack in the Apple Music -service.

  • The man who knew infinity (2015), ****1/2

Another beautiful masterpiece starring Dev Patel was the movie The man who knew infinity (2015) by Matthew Brown. The movie tells the story of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramajunan from the state of Tamil Nadu in India.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Man Who Knew Infinity – Matt Brown

 

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Movie the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel directed by John Madden is also starring Dev Patel and some other fabulous British actors like Judi Dench.

You can listen the beautiful music in Apple Music -service and watch the movie and the trailer here:  The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – John Madden

 

  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

The sequel for the first Marigold Hotel -movie has the same director John Madden and actors like Dev Patel and Judi Dench.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – John Madden

 

  • Victoria & Abdul (2017), ****

Judi Dench was also recently starring the British movie Victoria & Abdul, which is said to be telling the real story about the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and her Indian Muslim servant Munshi. The film was visually attractive and got for stars out of five from Indivue.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: Watch the movie and the trailer here:Victoria & Abdul – Stephen Frears

And the whole movie soundtrack can be found from Apple Music -service:

 

  • Life of Pi (2012), *****

The American movie Life of Pi was a five star film telling the story of an Indian man Pi, who survives a huge storm in the sea but loses his family in that. Very touching five star drama directed by Ang Lee and with Bollywood stars like Tabu, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain in the main roles. This movie had many beautiful and visually impressive scenes from Puducherry, India.

You can find the movie and the trailer here: Life of Pi – Ang Lee

 

  • Lion (2016), ***½

Lion is an Australian movie, beautifully shot, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman among brilliant child actors. The movie, based on a true story, is guaranteed to make you cry. Very much recommendable.

You can find the trailer from iTunes, and rent or buy the film: Lion – Garth Davis

Soundtrack can be found from Apple Music -service

 

  • Eat, Pray, Love (2010), ***

Eat, Pray, Love was a light American drama starring Julia Roberts, and part of the film was shot in India. Though it was not the best of Julia Roberts’ movies, Eat, Pray, Love was worth seeing at least in a movie theatre and got three stars out of five from Indivue.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: Eat Pray Love – Ryan Murphy

 

  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007), ***

The Darjeeling Limited -movie directed by Wes Anderson tells about three brothers travelling in India by train.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Darjeeling Limited – Wes Anderson

and listen the fine soundtrack in Apple Music -service:

 

  • Jobs (2013)

The American film about the life of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and this film, based on true events, takes its viewer also to Delhi, India, among others.

We are so happy to buy or rent this film and see the trailer now from nowhere else but the Apple Inc. iTunes itself: Jobs – Joshua Michael Stern

Listen the movie soundtrack in Apple Music -service here:

 

  • Partition (2007), ****

Partition is a beautiful yet dramatic and horrifying Canadian film directed by Vic Sarin, telling a dramatic love story from the time when British India was divided into two in 1947.

You can find this film at least from the Canadian iTunes Partition – Vic Sarin

and listen the original movie soundtrack in Apple Music -service

 

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), *** ½

The movie Hundred-Foot Journey, directed by Lasse Hallström, and starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri, among others, tells a visually nice story about an Indian cook starting a restaurant in Paris, and about the difficulties he will face.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  The Hundred-Foot Journey – Lasse Hallström

 

  • The Namesake (2006) ****½

The movie The Namesake is a beautiful and stylish Indian-American movie directed by Mira Nair and based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. Film is starring Irrfan Khan and Tabu, among others, well known from Bollywood films.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Namesake – Mira Nair

and the soundtrack in Apple Music

Mira Nair has made also several other good movies like Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1997) and Monsoon Wedding (2001), the movie of which can also be found from iTunes, at least in America: Monsoon Wedding – Mira Nair

 

  • Viceroy’s House (2017), ****

The movie called Viceroy’s House is a recent impressive historical drama about how British India was divided, back in 1947. The film is directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bride and Prejudice) and the music is by A.R.Rahman. Gillian Anderson (X-files) credibly portrays the Viceroy’s wife in this film.

You can see the trailer, rent or buy the film in iTunes: Viceroy’s House – Gurinda Chadha

Other movies with Western origin and scenes from India

  •  Basmati Blues (2018)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Basmati Blues – Danny Baron

 

  • Million Dollar Arm (2014)

Million Dollar Arm, starring Angelina Jolie.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Million Dollar Arm – Craig Gillespie

 

  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

The Bourne Supremacy, starring Matt Damon.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Bourne Supremacy – Paul Greengrass

 

  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Brad Bird

 

  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow

 

  • Octopussy (1983)

Octopussy, starring Roger Moore as James Bond.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Octopussy – John Glen

 

  • Outsourced (2006)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Outsourced – John Jeffcoat

 

  • The Rains Came (1939)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  The Rains Came – Clarence Brown

 

Most of the movies mentioned in this article, together with their trailers, can be easily found from iTunes, at least in America, from the links provided by this article. (Apple, Apple Music and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.)

Read this article about Western movies shot in India in Finnish here!

 

12 ways to travel in India (video)

12 ways to travel in India (video)

Today let me introduce to you a video titled  12 ways to travel in India.

It took some ten years to shoot this video. The reason being that the scenes are from various parts of India: East, North and West of India, and I was actually living in Finland most of the time. The distance between India and Finland is some 6000 kilometers. But here it is now – 12 ways to travel in India, in just two minutes – a video inspiring and encouraging other travellers to try the Indian train, camel, horse, scooter, airplane, bicycle rickshaw and what else – see it for yourself!

During all this time I’ve been blogging in Finnish, and you can read the Travel Opus to India in Finnish here. Find some of them articles about India in English here.

You might also be interested in reading some specific Indivue articles only about Agra, Delhi, Chennai, Goa, Panjim, GokarnJaipurMumbai, and Rishikesh.for example – Find them easily from the links and check out later for updates!

But here now, the short video

12 ways to travel in India, for a foreigner,

with videos and music by Indivue.

 

See also the India video collection, the videos of which will tell you about the real India the way I saw it, heard it, experienced it, and subscribe Indivue YouTube-channel for more updates to come! You will find plenty of videos especially from North and Central Goa and South Goa as well.

 

 

Qtub Minar in Delhi, India (video preview)

Qtub Minar in Delhi, India (video preview)

 

Qtub Minar in one of the most visually interesting sights in Delhi, India, and one of them 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in India.

Here in this video you will see a peak of Qtub Minar and the surroundings and hear the real birds sing in India back in 2007, when I was there getting to know this sight with my camera and through photography. You’re most likely to see several more recent videos of Qtub Minar after you watch this short video of mine, so it’s worth taking a look!

In case you wish to see also other videos from India, find them from this Indivue video collection from India – It consists of short videos which are authentic scenes with authentic sounds from all around India. You will find other UNESCO Worlds Heritage Sites from India there as well, like Fatehpur Sikri.

 

 

My digital painting inspired by Qtub Minar can be seen in this Instagram post below, if your browser supports that feature.

Hashtags there will open you an almost up-to-date photogallery of this same subject, so enjoy your visual adventure –

And if you wish to order this Qtub Minar digital painting as an art-postcard for yourself or to someone else in Finland, find the instructions here: INDIVUE!

 

 

Qtub Minar on yksi Intian Delhin visuaalisesti mielenkiintoisimmista nähtävyyksistä ja yksi 36 UNESCO:n maailmanperintökohteesta Intiassa. Oheisella videolla osa Qutub Minar -nähtävyyttä ja Qtub Minarista voit lukea lisää suomeksi oheisesta linkistä.

 

Lotus Temple in Delhi, India, 2007 (video preview)

Lotus Temple in Delhi, India, 2007 (video preview)

Lotus Temple in said to be one of the most visited sights in Delhi and the whole of India.

Here in this video you can see and hear people coming and going to the Lotus Temple, the architecture of which was inspired by the beautiful lotus flower itself. This video was made back in 2007, at a time, when the consumer friendly digitalcameras were still in children’s shoes, like the saying goes.

After watching this short video of Lotus Temple, you will get to see more recent videos about Lotus Temple, so just press play.

You might also be interested in seeing other videos from India – Find them from Indivue video collection from India – Those videos are authentic scenes with authentic sounds from all around India. No playbacks.

The Great Travel Opus to India in Finnish will tell you a lot about my India experiences. Find it in the link!

Where as the article of best sights in New Delhi will tell you more nice sights to experience in New Delhi, the capital of India.

 

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Lotus temppeli on yksi eniten kävijöitä keräävistä nähtävyyksistä Intian Delhissä. Oheinen lyhytvideo on kuvattu Lotus-temppeliä ympäröivästä puistossa ja se toimii sisäänheittäjänä muihin Lotus-temppelistä kertoviin videoihin YouTubessa. Lue artikkeli Lotus-temppelistä suomeksi täällä!

Around India, instantly with images

Around India, instantly with images

India is a huge country, consisting of 29 states and 7 union territories.

So far I’ve visited some ten of them states of India, and it is really a fascinating dream to think of travelling and experiencing all of them Indian states and photograph them.

And no, I would not call it an unrealistic dream, since it was possible to see all the Goan beaches as well, as you can read from the linked article.

But since travelling all around India would be taking so much time and money, as well as lots of arrangements and courage, I decided, for the time being, to collect an instaimage gallery of all the states of India in order to have a quick look at them through the eyes of those who have already been there or are there at the moment, instagramming.

That will make a nice visual adventure to India, so do check the links below and get yourself an instant experience of all the Indian states and union territories. Something unexpectable might also be meeting your eyes. – Otherwise, why would they call it an incredible India.

So do stay tuned for more Indivue art and travel tips to come, from India, Europe, and hopefully later, the rest of the world!

 

All the Indian states and state capitals

 

and Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka

Hashtags #Bangalore and official #Karnataka Tourism

 

 

and Panaji, the capital of Goa

Hashtag #Panaji

 

and Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra

Hashtag #Mumbai

 

 

and Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat

Hashtags #Gandhinagar, the huge city of #Ahmedabad and the official #Gujarat tourism

and Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan

Hashtags #Jaipur and the official #Rajasthan Tourism

 

and Chandigarh, the capital of Haryana

Hashtag #Faridabad

and Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab

Hashtag #Ludhianathe big city in Punjab

and Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh

Hashtag #Shimla

and Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir

Hashtag #Srinagar

and Kohima, the capital of Nagaland

Hashtag #Kohima

and Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand

Hashtag #Dehradun

 

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

and Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh

Hashtag the official #Uttar Pradesh Tourism

 

and Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh

Hashtag #Indore

and Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana

Hashtag #Hyderabad

and Hyderabad, the capital of Andra Pradesh

and Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu

Hashtag #Chennai

 

and Thiruvanathapuram, the capital of Kerala

Hashtags #Thiruvananthapuram and #Kochi

and Bhupaneswar, the capital of Odisha

and Naya Raipur, the capital of Chattisgarh

Hashtag #NayaRaipur

and Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal

Hashtag #Kolkata

and Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand

Hashtag #Ranchi

and Patna, the capital of Bihar

Hashtag #Patna

and Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim

Hashtag #Gangtok

and Dispur, the capital of Assam

Hashtag #Dispur

and Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya

and Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh

and Imphal, the capital of Manipur

Hashtag #Imphal

and Agartala, the capital of Tripura

Hashtag #Agartala

and Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram

Hashtag #Aizawl

and New Delhi, the capital of India

Hashtag #NewDelhi

 

Find the article about all the Indian states in Finnish from here!

Löydä artikkeli kaikista Intian osavaltioista ja unionin alueista suomeksi ylläolevasta linkistä!

Digital art inspired by New Delhi

Digital art inspired by New Delhi

This digital painting was inspired by the capital of India, New Delhi.

New Delhi offers many unique experiences for a tourist, about which you can read more in the Indivue article Best sights in New Delhi.

Check also http://bit.ly/NewDelhi2017  for more New Delhi triptips for a traveller

and follow Indivue in social media for more art and traveltips!

 


https://indivue.com/abstract-digital-paintings/

Digital painting inspired by New Delhi, India, Indivue, NS2017

The best sights in New Delhi, India

The best sights in New Delhi, India

New Delhi is the capital of Delhi and India.

In the photomontage below you can see some of the famous sights in New Delhi like what the Indiagate looks like in the daylight or in the evening, or for example, how do the facades of Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Swaminarayan Akshardham look like, or the entrance of Dilli Haat.

Indiagate, Lotus Temple, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar are very photogenic sights for which it is good to reserve time well enough to look around and also wear good walking shoes. I could also add in them the Hauz Khas Village, where I must say you need to be careful with your photography, because some boutique owners there do not allow photos to be taken, where as Swaminarayan Akshardham is a place where photography is totally forbidden. Swaminarayan Akshardham tells about the history of Hindus in an aesthetically appealing way, and is really a place worth visiting in Delhi.

National museum in New Delhi tells about the history of India with archeological findings and art handicrafts. Photography was allowed when I visited. Crafts Museum is a lighter version of Indian handicrafts in a museum, presenting really awesome works, and there’s also a nice restaurant by it, making unique Indian food worth mentioning.

Dilli Haat presents also Indian art and handicrafts in addition to food from all of the states in India, which makes it a very special sight to be seen in New Delhi.

For brandshoppers the Connaught Place in the centre of New Delhi is the place not to be missed and the real shopping heaven is the shopping mall DLF Promenade in Vasant Kunj.

These are the places which you should really see and experience in New Delhi, in addition to the interesting streetlife of Delhi. Read more about the best sights in New Delhi in Finnish from the link attached, see the short video about the essential sights in Delhi and read about the flights to Delhi, India, from Helsinki, Finland, in Finnish here.

 

Best Sights in New Delhi India, reviewed and photographed by Indivue
Best Sights in New Delhi, India